On March 4, local time, the Russian Ministry of Defense stated that the Zapolo thermonuclear power plant in Ukraine has been controlled by the Russian military. It is reported that the nuclear power plant facilities and adjacent areas have been guarded and protected by the Russian army.
Earlier, the Ukrainian State Atomic Energy Supervision and Inspection Agency released a message on social platforms that the Zapolo thermonuclear power plant has been controlled by the Russian army, and the power plant personnel are working normally, which can ensure the normal operation of the reactor, and the nuclear radiation detection value of the power plant is normal.
The Zapolo thermonuclear Power Plant is located in the city of Ener-Godar, Zapolo Oblast. It is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe and accounts for 25% of Ukraine's total nuclear power generation. According to Ukrainian News Agency earlier on March 4, the Ukrainian Atomic Energy Corporation said on social media that day that the shelling of the Zapolo thermonuclear power plant unit poses a serious threat to the nuclear safety of the nuclear power plant and will bring serious consequences to the world. as a result of. The report said that the Zapolo thermonuclear power plant caught fire on the 4th due to the fighting between Ukraine and Russia. The International Atomic Energy Agency posted on social media platforms on the same day that the core equipment of the Zapolo thermonuclear power plant was not affected.